[ ak-see-uhl ]
/ ˈæk si əl /


of, pertaining to, characterized by, or forming an axis: an axial relationship.
situated in or on an axis.

Origin of axial

First recorded in 1840–50; axi- + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for axial

/ (ˈæksɪəl) /


relating to, forming, or characteristic of an axis
situated in, on, or along an axis

Derived forms of axial

axiality, nounaxially, adverb
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Medical definitions for axial

[ ăksē-əl ]


Relating to or characterized by an axis; axile.
Relating to or situated in the head and trunk region of the body.
Relating to or parallel with the long axis of a tooth.
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